Okay, it’s a bit off of the usual MLC path, but Paula and I had the pleasure of attending the private opening of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) first store in Hawaii. It’s located right at the corner of Kalakaua and Seaside. I’m sure a lot of you remember the Waikiki Business Plaza koi mural landmark – because that’s how we knew where to turn left to get to the Waikiki 1 & 2 theaters.
Well, the koi mural has been replaced with the grand entrance of the new Waikiki H&M store.
Yes, the iconic koi mural is gone, but it doesn’t really matter because the theaters aren’t there anymore for us to get to.
Waikiki has been changing a lot lately. Lots of new up-scale hotels and stores. That’s why it’s refreshing to see H&M set it’s roots in Hawaii – and especially in Waikiki. H&M prices are reasonable and their clothing rocks! Even for us MLCers. I had a chance to check out their goods at the H&M store in Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas. That store is HUGE. And loud.
Yes, the mainland – and in this case, international – stores are here in Hawaii. And I say that if we’re going to bring in the mainland or international stores, let’s bring in the ones that we can afford to shop at. Like H&M!
What mainland/international stores or eateries would you like to see come to Hawaii?
Here’s some photos from the event: